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gnomic2

[noh-mik, nom-ik] /ˈnoʊ mɪk, ˈnɒm ɪk/
adjective
1.
like or containing gnomes or aphorisms.
2.
of, pertaining to, or noting a writer of aphorisms, especially any of certain Greek poets.
Also, gnomical.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Greek gnōmikós. See gnome2, -ic
Related forms
gnomically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for gnomical

gnomic

/ˈnəʊmɪk; ˈnɒm-/
adjective
1.
consisting of, containing, or relating to gnomes or aphorisms
2.
of or relating to a writer of such sayings
Derived Forms
gnomically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for gnomical
gnomic
"full of instructive sayings," 1815, from Fr. gnomique, from L.L. gnomicus "concerned with maxims, didactic," from Gk. gnomikos, from gnome "thought, opinion, maxim, intelligence," from gignoskein "to come to know" (see gnostic). Eng. gnome meant "short, pithy statement of general truth" (1577).
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